Avoiding Nuclear War Is Our First Priority

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Michel Chossudovsky, a distinguished professor in Canada, directs the Centre for Research on Globalization and the website Global Research, a font of important information unavailable from the presstitute Western media. In this article he tells us that if we do not focus on peace instead of war, we are all going to die: Professor Chossudovsky makes an important point, made to me some years ago by my colleague Zbigniew Brzezinski and recently by former Secretary of Defense William Perry (see:). Professor Chossudovsky reminds us to ‘bear in mind that mistakes are often what determine the course of world history.’ A US attack on North Korea would be a mistake that could precipitate a nuclear war.
There is no doubt that Chossudovsky is correct.
Additionally, the continued demonization of Russia, China, and Iran could precipitate a nuclear war. In other words, we are surrounded by very real threats created by Washington that receive no attention from Western governments and the presstitute media. As I wrote on December 5, we are ‘walking into Armageddon.’ Professor Chossudovsky has amassed a huge amount of information that makes clear the vast difference between the level-headed era of JFK/Khrushchev and the insanity of the post-Reagan era of the re-start of hostilities for the sake of the power and profit of the US military/security complex and the neoconservatives’ ideology of US world hegemony.

This post was published at Paul Craig Roberts on December 8, 2017.

Canada Kills Plan To Buy Boeing Super Hornet Jets Amid Growing Trade Feud

The growing trade feud between the US and Canada escalated overnight when Ottawa announced it was scrapping a plan to buy 18 F-18 Boeing Super Hornet fighter jets amid a deepening dispute with the U. S. aerospace company, Reuters reported. In a snub to the US, Canada’s Liberal government will instead announce that intends to acquire a used fleet of older Australia F-18 jets, the same kind of plane Canada currently operates.
The unexpected decision demonstrates Ottawa’s anger at a recent decision by Boeing to launch a trade challenge against Canadian planemaker Bombardier which Beoing accuses of dumping airliners on the American market. It also puts into question the future of Boeing’s military sales in Canada, which however is a two-edged sword: Boeing says its commercial and defense operations in Canada support more than 17,000 Canadian jobs.
The trade spat comes as Canada and Mexico are locked into increasingly acrimonious negotiations with the United States over the NAFTA trade pact.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Dec 6, 2017.

GOOGLE’S ERIC SCHMIDT SAYS AMERICANS TOO DUMB TO DETECT FAKE NEWS, PLANS TO ‘DERANK’ RUSSIAN NEWS

Eric Schmidt has made news with his latest announcement that Google is working on ways to ‘derank’ Russian media in the search engine’s results.
At this weekend’s Halifax International Security Forum in Canada, Eric Schmidt, former CEO of Google and current executive Chairman of Alphabet Inc., discussed Google’s efforts to deal with the apparent rise of fake news. Specifically, Schmidt was talking about how the search engine giant might limit the spread of ‘Russian Propaganda.’ Mr. Schmidt said Google might ‘derank’ fake news stories, going as far as mentioning Russian news stations Russia Today (RT) and Sputnik.
‘We are working on detecting and deranking those kinds of sites – it’s basically RT and Sputnik,’ Schmidt said. ‘We are well of aware of it, and we are trying to engineer the systems to prevent that [the content being delivered to wide audiences]. But we don’t want to ban the sites – that’s not how we operate.’
Schmidt said Google was not in favor of censorship, but would rather focus on ranking. ‘I am very strongly in favor of ranking. It’s what we do,’ he stated. ‘It’s a very legitimate question as to how we rank, A or B, right? And we do the best we can in millions and millions of rankings every day.’

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on NOVEMBER 22, 2017.

Journalist Sara Carter Slams DOJ Attempt To Discredit FBI Informant And Stonewall Uranium One Investigation

Several weeks ago a bombshell report by John Solomon and Alison Spann of The Hill revealed that an undercover FBI informant embedded deep within the Russian nuclear industry had uncovered evidence as early as the fall of 2009 of a massive plot by Russia to corner the American Uranium market. Evidence of the scheme was in the hands of the FBI an entire year before the Obama administration approved the sale of Uranium One to Russia’s state-owned Energy giant, Rosatom – which has since been exporting ‘yellowcake’ uranium to Canada, Europe and elsewhere via a Kentuky trucking firm.
Based on what the FBI knew – including evidence which purportedly includes a video of Russians preparing briefcases of bribe money – the deal never should have gone through. Moreover, both Robert Mueller and current deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein were directly involved – and current Attorney General Jeff Sessions and other Justice Department officials appear to be covering for them.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Nov 21, 2017.

“We’re Not Stupid” – Top US Nuclear Commander Would Disobey “Illegal” Trump Orders

A few short months after Admiral Scott Swift, Commander of the US Navy’s Pacific Fleet, said he would obey a hypothetical order to launch a nuclear strike against China if the president chose to give it, Air Force Gen. John Hyten – America’s top nuclear commander – said Saturday he would push back against President Trump if the president ordered a nuclear launch the general believed to be “illegal.”
When an audience member asked Hyten, who was speaking at a national security conference in Halifax Canada, about the hypothetical scenario, he responded by assuring his interlocutor that military commanders ‘aren’t stupid.’
Here’s CBS:
Air Force Gen. John Hyten, commander of the U. S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM), told an audience at the Halifax International Security Forum in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Saturday that he has given a lot of thought to what he would say if Mr. Trump ordered a strike he considered unlawful.
“I think some people think we’re stupid,” Hyten said in response to a question about such a scenario. “We’re not stupid people. We think about these things a lot. When you have this responsibility, how do you not think about it?”
Hyten explained the process that would follow such a command. As head of STRATCOM, Hyten is responsible for overseeing the U. S. nuclear arsenal.
“I provide advice to the president, he will tell me what to do,” Hyten added. “And if it’s illegal, guess what’s going to happen? I’m going to say, ‘Mr. President, that’s illegal.’ And guess what he’s going to do? He’s going to say, ‘What would be legal?’ And we’ll come up with options, with a mix of capabilities to respond to whatever the situation is, and that’s the way it works. It’s not that complicated.”
Hyten said he has been trained every year for decades in the law of armed conflict, which takes into account specific factors to determine legality – necessity, distinction, proportionality, unnecessary suffering and more. Running through scenarios of how to react in the event of an illegal order is standard practice, he said.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Nov 18, 2017.

AI Researcher Warns Skynet Killer-Robots “Easier To Achieve Than Self-Driving Cars”

A group of the world’s leading AI researchers and humanitarian organizations are warning about lethal autonomous weapons systems, or killer robots, that select and kill targets without human control.
The group alleges killer robots now exist and the bulk of these technological developments are military funded in UK, China, Israel, Russia, and the United States. Although, fully autonomous weapons systems have not yet been deployed on the battlefield, the action by the group to ban lethal autonomous weapons is a preemptive ban before the technology falls into the wrong hands. The group calls on the citizens of the world to contact their representatives and for countries to work together to form international treaties, before it’s too late.
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Member List of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots:
Human Rights Watch Article 36 International Committee for Robot Arms Control PAX Association for Aid and Relief Japan: Mines Action Canada Nobel Women’s Initiative Pugwash Conferences on Science & World Affairs Seguridad Humana en Amrica Latina y el Caribe (SEHLAC) Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom Future of Life Institute released a video yesterday titled: Slaughterbots.
The video portrays not to far in the distant future of a military firm unveiling a drone with shaped explosives that can target and kill humans on its own. Further in, the video abruptly changes pace, when bad guys get ahold of the technology and unleash swarms of killer robots onto the streets of Washington, D. C. and various academic institutions.
The video is aggressive and graphic but outlines if the technology was misused it could have severe consequences – such as civilian mass causality events.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Nov 15, 2017.

Be Careful What You Sniff In Canada

The number of positive tests for fentanyl in samples of heroin seized by law enforcement agencies across Canada have exploded. Health Canada’s Drug Analysis Service (DAS) revealed to CBC News that in 2012 .08% of 2,337 heroin samples tested positive for fentanyl. Fast forward to today and that number stands at 60.1% of 3,337 heroin samples, an astronomical jump visualized below.
Seems as China has turned on the fentanyl spigot in 2016 and 2017…

A new crisis is developing in Canada and it’s not the housing bubble.
A far more sinister one, that is taking the country by storm, as a new wave of fentanyl has washed up on the shores of Canada from an unknown origin most likely China, and has made it onto city streets.
To our friends in the business district of Toronto, be – careful what you sniff – it might contain fentanyl.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Nov 10, 2017.

Are You Still Here?

The last few weeks of disgusting exposs from various so-called celebrities have proven one thing for sure – you cannot trust a single one of them… But then we knew that a year ago when half the liberal media world declared they would leave if Donald Trump was elected President… They didn’t!
As a reminder, Canada’s immigration website crashed from heavy traffic as it looked increasingly likely that Trump would win.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Nov 10, 2017.

Mission Creep In Darkest Africa

The British Empire, which at the end of the 19th century ruled one quarter of the earth’s land surface, is long gone. But its robust successor and heir, the United States, has set about enlarging it.
As I sought to explain in my last book ‘American Raj – How the US Rules the Muslim World,’ the US imperium exerts its power by controlling tame, compliant regimes around the world and their economies. They are called ‘allies’ but, in fact, should be more accurately termed satrapies or vassal states. Many states are happy to be prosperous US vassals, others less so.
The US power system has successfully dominated much of the world, except of course for great powers China, Russia and India. Germany and much of Western Europe remains in thrall to post WWII US power. The same applies to Canada, Latin America, Australia, and parts of SE Asia.
There is one part of the globe that has remained free from heavy US influence since 1945, sub-Saharan Africa. But this fact is clearly changing as the US military expands its operations the width and breadth of the Dark Continent.
We are seeing a rerun of the fine old 1930’s film, ‘Beau Geste’ which was taken from a cracking good 1924 Victorian novel by C. Percival Wren. Set in French North Africa, Wren’s dashing French Legionnaires end up defending a remote fort against masses of hostile Arab and Berber tribesman.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Nov 9, 2017.

Sorry, Paris: SEC Warns Celebrity Endorsements Of ICOs Could Be Illegal

The SEC’s crackdown on ICOs has finally brought it to Hollywood.
The agency – which in a ruling issued over the summer legally qualified ICOs as securities – said today that celebrities who endorse token sales might be violating so-called ‘anti-touting’ laws if they don’t state what compensation they received, if any.
As we’ve pointed out numerous times, celebrity endorsements of ICOs have become something of a punchline in recent months as Floyd Mayweather, Paris Hilton, Jamie Foxx, Dennis Rodman and many, many others have embraced the trend.
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In some cases, the celebrities apparently experienced a twinge of regret and deleted their endorsements from their social media platforms, like Hilton did with Lydian Coin – a company that has few to recommend it aside from an indecipherable White Paper and a CEO who pled guilty to beating his girlfriend.
More broadly, regulators from Canada to China to Singapore are cracking down on ICOs to try and protect gullible investors. Most have taken a similar approach to the SEC by declaring the tokens to be securities subject to securities laws and regulations that generally prohibit outright fraud.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Nov 2, 2017.

Subsidies In One Place Don’t Justify Tariffs in Another

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard told reporters “Quebec has been attacked. And Quebec will resist. And Quebec will unite. . . .’
This sounds serious. I always thought Canada’s deference to its southern neighbour would preclude a confrontation with the almighty U. S. military. Couillard continued ‘All together, we will protect our workers.’ Okay, now we can relax. As they appeal for public support for their interventionist policies, politicians often resort to hyperbole. I should have known.
The action which Couillard refers to as an ‘attack’ turns out to be an American tariff on the C Series jet produced by Bombardier, a Quebec-based manufacturer of planes and trains. The intent to impose a 220% tariff was announced on September 26th, ‘after rival Boeing Co accused Canada of unfairly subsidizing the aircraft, a move likely to strain trade relations between the neighbours.’ On October 6th, the U. S. Commerce Department proposed to increase the tariff to nearly 300%.
The Evil of Government Subsidies As I have written previously, Bombardier has been the recipient of substantial government aid over the years. Politicians and bureaucrats constantly assure us that when the government provides financial aid to struggling companies, this actually promotes economic prosperity because jobs are ‘saved.’ Nonsense. Unprofitable firms must be allowed to die. It is not the government’s responsibility to preserve jobs in any particular sector. Consumers will make these decisions.

This post was published at Ludwig von Mises Institute on Oct 12, 2017.

Curtain Down On Las Vegas Shooting

I appreciate all of your supportive comments about my efforts to tell the real from the fake elements in the Las Vegas shooting information.
As several of you noted, it could be a case where some people were shot from somewhere and fake elements were added to blow the scene into a massacre for use in behalf of some agenda or the other. A professor in Canada, who I know and to whose intelligence and integrity I can attest, reminded me that the Northwoods Project, a false flag attack proposal given to President John F. Kennedy by the Joint Chiefs of Staff to produce an excuse for invading Cuba, consisted of both real and fake elements. The professor analyzed the Northwoods proposal and provides this list of the fake/real mixture:
Dear Craig: I thank you for carrying an honest discussion on your website of the difficulties in sorting out whether Las Vegas victims were real or fake. I claim no expertise in this incident; I simply want to remind folks that there is no contradiction between claims of real injury and claims of fake injury. Why would the planners want to choose just one option? Way back in the early 1960s where they were planning the Northwoods operation, they envisioned both options in the operation. A couple of years ago I tried to sort out the planned victims and arrived at this list:
Victims:
[1] (capture: real victim, no injury, false identity) ‘Capture Cuban (friendly) saboteurs’

This post was published at Paul Craig Roberts on October 12, 2017.

Madrid Waged Cyber-War & Catalonia Votes Overwhelmingly to Leave Spain

Catalonia voted overwhelmingly to secede from Spain. Of course, the hard line invasion of riot police who beat and threatened the people discouraged many from showing up with the turnout being only 43%. The fascist government in Spain has demonstrated to the entire world that there is a major country risk in dealing with Spain. Any government that uses force against democracy will do whatever it takes to sustain power as the economy gets wose going into 2021.
Hundreds of people were injured by riot police attempting to prevent voting, and this has only caused outrage and further protests solidifying the resolve to separate from such a fascist government. Both Canada and Britain allowed separatist votes. Why Spain deemed the vote illegal was clear that they knew they would vote to leave.

This post was published at Armstrong Economics on Oct 7, 2017.